Are you considering purchasing some real estate of your own on the Western Slope? Considering how many more people are flocking to the area every year, you’re not alone in thinking it’s a great place to live. There are many fantastic reasons to move here, but here are the top 3 lesser-known reasons to own a home in Grand Junction:
- You’re within 10 minutes of the peach capital of Colorado!
That’s right- Palisade, Colorado, is right down the road from the big city. Palisade is world-renowned for the quantity and quality of its fruits and vegetables that are produced in over 300-days of sunshine per year. During the Palisade Peach Festival in mid-August, you can taste some of the best peach wine, peach pies, jams and jellies on this side of the Rockies.
- Home prices are affordable and rising quickly.
According to Zillow, the average median home price in Grand Junction is $180,700. Compare this to the averages in places like Denver ($311,400) or Salt Lake City ($226,200) and you’ll see just how affordable it is to purchase real estate in this beautiful city. With home prices in Grand Junction predicted to rise 3.5% in the next year alone, now’s the time to get your piece of the pie.
- All the outdoor activities right at your doorstep!
Grand Junction is the seat of some of the best mountain biking in the United States. With trails like “Butter Knife” and “Holy Cross”, this area draws thousands of outdoor adventurers every year. Some of the nearby Meccas for outdoor fun include Grand Mesa (camping and fishing), Fruita (mountain biking), and Redlands Mesa Golf Club.
With all the many reasons to come and enjoy all that Grand Junction has to offer, the only question left to ask yourself is: what better time than now?